I am grateful to share that our 4 year old daughter is not wetting her bed anymore. It was early this year when I decided to officially win her over in using pull-ups at bedtime. You know it is very expensive. Although I have read that some children are still wearing pull-ups till the age of 7 but that’s a big No No for us- besides we’re on cost-cutting lately.
As a mother I gave myself a challenge and fortunately I succeeded. Do you want to know what I did? The steps below are basically what I did and up to now still implementing it except the last one since it’s not necessary anymore.
- No more giving too much liquid (such as milk, juice and water) 2 hours prior bedtime.
- Send her to the bathroom to pee before going to bed.
- Wake her up in the middle of the night and bring to the bathroom to pee.
During the early implementation, among the 3 tactics, waking my child up at midnight was the hardest part for me so sometimes accidents in bed happen. Although I had an alarm but hearing its loudest sound still didn’t work on me.
Anyway, thanks to God I settled with this parenting stage. Goodbye to wetting nights then as she’s officially dry in the morning.